Each word in this glossary is followed by a phonetic guide to pronunciation. In this guide, any unmarked vowel that ends a syllable or stands alone as a syllable has the long sound. Thus, the word play would be spelled pla. Any unmarked vowel that is followed by a consonant has the short sound. The word tough, for instance, would be spelled tuf. If a long vowel appears in the middle of a syllable (followed by a consonant), it is marked with the macron ("), the sign for a long vowel. Thus, the word plate would be phonetically spelled plat. Similarly, if a vowel stands alone or ends a syllable, but has the short sound, it is marked with a breve (").

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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